The Indian Tribes of North America: With Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs (3 Volume Set)

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Author, administrator, humanitarian, Thomas Loraine McKenney was a key figure in the nation’s Indian affairs in the first quarter of the 19th century. In 1816 he became the second superintendent of Indian trade, administering the network of government trading houses for the Indians known as the factory system; in 1824 he became the first head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, serving with distinction until 1830, when he was dismissed during President Andrew Jackson’s general house cleaning. While in public office,...

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Author, administrator, humanitarian, Thomas Loraine McKenney was a key figure in the nation’s Indian affairs in the first quarter of the 19th century. In 1816 he became the second superintendent of Indian trade, administering the network of government trading houses for the Indians known as the factory system; in 1824 he became the first head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, serving with distinction until 1830, when he was dismissed during President Andrew Jackson’s general house cleaning. While in public office, McKenney was the major architect of two government programs that had tremendous impact on the Native Americans in this period. Largely through his efforts, Congress in 1819 passed the Indian Civilzation Act, which provided $10,000 annually, for the support of schools in the Indian country, and in 1830 it passed the Indian Removal Act, which provided for the resettlement of eastern tribes west of the Mississippi River. Following his dismissal from office, McKenney, with the collaboration of the writer James Hall, published the monumental History of the Indian Tribes of North America. The three folio volumes of biographical sketches and hand-colored lithographs of 120 famous Indians have long been acclaimed by historians and ethnologists as a unique source for the study of the Native Americans. Despite these impressive accomplishments, however, McKenney soon faded from history, remembered only by the handful of scholars and collectors who appreciated the historical and artistical achievements of his History of the Indian Tribes of North America. – Herman J. Viola

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  • ISBN-13: 9780781229876
  • Publisher: Reprint Services Corporation
  • Publication date: 6/28/1992
  • Edition description: Revised, Reprint, Library Edition
  • Pages: 1255
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 4.70 (d)

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